'Food Deserts' Can Shorten Life Expectancy: Report

Living in a "food desert" — such as a neighborhood on this city's South Side — can have a negative impact on one's health, according to a study of five local areas with no full-service grocery stores that was conducted by researcher Mari Gallagher.

CHICAGO — Living in a "food desert" — such as a neighborhood on this city's South Side — can have a negative impact on one's health, according to a study of five local areas with no full-service grocery stores that was conducted by researcher Mari Gallagher.

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